The Marianne Initiative
for Human Rights Defenders

Launched by the President of the Republic on 10 December 2021, the Marianne initiative for human rights defenders aims to better assist them in their struggle, both abroad and in France.

The Marianne Association for Human Rights Defenders was created to federate the actors involved in our country (State, organisations and associations for the promotion of human rights and reception, local authorities, qualified personalities, etc.) and to carry the initiative's support pillar in France, for the benefit of about fifteen laureates per year (reception, personalised support, networking, etc.).

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The laureates

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The first class of the initiative is composed exclusively of women to underline the feminist commitment of French diplomacy.

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Published on 10 December 2021

Marianne Initiative for Human Rights Defenders launched

On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, which commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948...

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8 March 2022

Emmanuel Macron welcomed the first class of the Marianne Initiative at the Elysée Palace

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25 February 2022

Support Ukraine and its displaced people

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